Hiya, Ryan! My Marvel Unlimited Plus renewal date is coming up and I'm wondering if I should continue at the Plus level or save a few bucks and go with Unlimited. The Unlimited Plus welcome package (Ultron figure, letter, cool box, etc.) was awesome but I was unable to attend any of the Plus events throughout the year. Do Plus resubscribers get some kind of nifty swag? Help me, Agent M, you're my only hope!
Hello! See my earlier post from today with a look at the new Plus swag that’s coming to re/new subscribers. There’s always extra stuff that we send to the Plus folks, though. I know there have been posters and maybe comics mailed to Plus members. We just sorta do it randomly! Hopefully we’ll expand and do more Plus Member events over the next year, and you can make it out to them.
My ask box is a glorious fantastic hurricane of the craziest nerd and creative thoughts and feelings from all over the world
I love it. it’s like the powers letter column has merged with a symbiotic organism and become another kind of organism altogether…
but just so I’m not wasting anybody’s time please stop asking me for spoilers… for my books or for other people’s books. the point of all of this is to tell you a story not to spoil a story. I want you to feel it, I want you to experience it, and most of all I want you to buy it :-)
when asking me questions about some bubbling industry controversy that I have not commented on please assume that no matter how passionate you feel about it I probably feel the same way if not more. I live and breathe this all day long. and I probably known about it a lot longer than you have.
I love this medium and this industry and I don’t appreciate idiotic behavior coming from readers or creators. and if something stupid is happening I have made myself very clear to anyone who will listen and can do something about it behind-the-scenes. for me, most of the time, speaking publicly does absolutely nothing. and I know this from experience. it does nothing but give troll click bait barnacles free material for their dark corners of the Internet and I don’t want to participate in those dark corners of the Internet even more than I’m upset with whatever nonsense is going on.
please do not insult other creators when asking me a question. most of those times that creator is a friend of mine, and I think it’s pretty obvious which creators are friends of mine, or someone I admire, and I won’t publish the question even to argue your point because I don’t want to even accidentally insult that creator by repeating whatever stupid thing you just said. there are a lot of quality questions that get thrown away because the first line of the question is something derogatory about someone else.
also sometimes it is a creator I have big problems with on a cellular level and I’m not going to start nonsense with the creator here because I don’t want to put 1 ounce of effort into it when there are so many positive things to talk about
this tumblr is about inspiration.
and I’m also not going to give the dark corner barnacles material. that lesson has been learned.
also scroll down a little bit and look to see if I have answered the question you are about to ask recently. the archive button is always available. so many times I will answer a question only to get the same question literally 10 minutes later
so keep them coming but if you don’t get an answer you may have done one or all of these things
I bought an Agent Carter SSR shirt at SDCC and finally took it out of the package to wear it this week, only to discover that it has 2 holes in the front and back of the shirt. I'm super bummed about it, and I was wondering if you know if there's anything that can be done to maybe get a new one? Thanks!
If marvel is look for an east coast canadian con to attend. I recommend halcon in halifax Nova Scotia. The fan base is huge and the people there are so kind. If you ever wanted to see the easy coast. Check it out.
I want to go to all the cons. Especially all the Canadian cons. I kinda really totally love Canada, from the few cities I’ve been to. Hoping to make a trip to Vancouver soon, for some work stuff.
As for the company, we really don’t bring a booth to many conventions. It’s very expensive to staff and such. But we often send an editor or a talent relations person to do portfolio reviews or panels.
I’d imagine so, but it’s not something I have info on right now. But if you want Hawkeye (or Falcon…I really want a Falcon Pop figure) then let Funko know! Tweet ‘em, and let them know you love their toys and want to give them money for more! :)
What is your favorite music album of 2014 so far, and why is not "Random Access Fhqwhgads"?
I was just looking for a homestar runner gif, totally separate and apart from seeing this message. Weird! And good job on plugging yourself.
I don’t even know what music came out this year so far. The new I am the Avalanche is good. New Fucked Up record is good. New We Were Promised Jetpacks that comes out in a bit is terrific. I’ve listened to lots of Midnight Oil this year. Does that count?
I'm going into college and will actually be able to purchase comics, how should I budget my spending? Like limit myself to 3-4 issues a month (if I'm interested in that many)?
Hooray for you! My first piece of advice is don’t spend wildly. Not just on comics, but on everything. I got into some credit card debt during college because, “WOW I CAN BUY ALL THE THINGS.” Also, when I was in school, there were still a bunch of really cool used video game stores with classic games and man, that was the best. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, comics! If you can, go for a subscription to Marvel Unlimited. That’ll help you find new comics you want to read, and probably save you some money. And if you’re buying new issues, keep it to the core stuff you just gotta have right away, and read the others when they hit Unlimited. :)
I cannot recall a movie that still has me smiling 48 hours after seeing it. Just when things get serious there is some comic relief. Why can't life be like that? Please oh please let us not wait forever for blu-ray release. There were so many times in the theater that I wanted to just press pause, and stare at the screen an undetermined amount of time. GotG will be my go to movie when I just need some cheering up.
Why are some comics available for purchase but not on marvel unlimited? For example, mark waid's heroes return captain america run is missing a ton of issues.
There are, I believe, different authoring systems to make the digital comics in the Marvel app vs the ones in Marvel Unlimited. So it’s not always going to be 1:1. The ultimate goal is to get them all in Unlimited, and we have some stuff in the works to get of the older more books into the service. And we’re always looking at gaps to fill. So, hopefully, we’ll see those in there soon enough.
Hey Ryan, I'm sure you've been asked this, but I haven't been able to find anything yet. Is Marvel planning on releasing a timeline for the MCU for Phase 2 like the one that was put out leading up to The Avengers?
I haven’t heard of anything yet, but that’s not to say another timeline isn’t in the works.
Do you there's any chance at all of there being an Age of Ultron panel or signing at New York Comic Con? The Avengers cast was there in 2011 to promote the first film so I wouldn't be entirely surprised if they came again. Crossing my fingers!
Hi! Would you be willing to collect all of your IG photos of the marvel disney infinity toys into one photoset on tumblr? (or give your blessings for someone else to do it?) Thank you!!!
Those photos I was posting to IG from the Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit were mostly of the cardboard cut-outs they had on display. I have a weird thing where I take close-up photos of cardboard cut-out faces. I should post all the ones I got at WrestleMania this year…
Hey Agent M! I love Marvel unlimited, best app and honestly for me best $70 I think I have ever spent! So I found the Scarlet Spider and it has quickly become one of my favorite titles. I am sad to see it go so I was wondering I could ask two questions - One: Why do titles end? or at least why did this one end. Two: What other comic series or character could I read that would be like The Scarlet Spider or Kaine? Thanks!
Hey! High five for being a Marvel Unlimited member! Glad you’re enjoying it.
And, yeah, Scarlet Spider was SUCH a great book. LOVED it. To answer your questions…
One: Titles end for a number of reasons. Some are only conceived as finite stories. Some come to a close when the creators working on them leave. Some end simply because it’s the right time for that story to end. In a case like Scarlet Spider, it simply came down to economics. Comic book sales are a huge factor in keeping books going. That’s why it’s often stressed that for fans who pick up new issues regularly, please pre-order and tell your retailer you want copies of your favorite books. That tells them they have a guaranteed sale, and possibly that there’s more interest in a book than they’d expected. For Scarlet Spider, though, we got 25 issues about a super-violent, pissed off clone of Spider-Man living in Houston and fighting mostly unknown villains. That’s huge. I’m proud as hell to have that book in our library.
Two: Well, Kaine and Hummingbird were main members of the New Warriors comic that Chris Yost has been writing. Sadly, that too is coming to an end. But it’s stellar and you should all read it. Kaine was in the Spider-Island event just prior to his ongoing series. Check that out. And go read other comics by Chris Yost—Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, Avenging Spider-Man, Battle Scars and more. Also, read all the comics he’s done with Craig Kyle. Their run on New X-Men is one of my favorite X-books ever, and their X-Force was stellar. Now they’re rocking Amazing X-Men!
Random question cause right now I'm using him in a battle on Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Has Groot ever faced down Hydro-man in the comic books? If so, what was the result? Cause it seems a sentient tree should become stronger when attacked by Hydro-man, but of course that's not what's happening in my battle here.
Hmmmm. I don’t THINK so. Groot’s not spent too much time on Earth, and Hydro-Man hasn’t been to space, as far as I know. Remember you can over-water plants and do major damage to them!